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. >>> now let's go from pizza to baseball. america's greatest pastime is also feeling the pain of the fiscal cliff tax hike. professional baseball players and major league owners in a fever pitch to finalize contract negotiations before year's end. brian shatner steps up to the plate now with that story. >> reporter: the potential for marginal tax rates to go from 35 to 40% is a big deal for major league baseball. i want to put it all in perspective. the minimum salary in major league baseball is just under $500,000 a year. right now we are smack dab in the middle of free agency. it's pretty clear players and agents are trying to get as much money as possible in 2012. just like special dividends we're actually seeing a lot of activity this week. usually baseball only gives big bonuses to draft picks. but on thursday when outfielder b.j. upton signed a $75 million deal with atlanta, what was included? a $3 million bonus. payable, mind you, by december 31st. it absolutely jumps off the page. his former teammate in tampa, evan longoria signed a $100 million extension. including in that 1 millio
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